Online Catalog

THNOC’s digital catalog gives researchers access to more than 1 million artifacts in our holdings. Search by theme, object type, date, and many more options.

Louisiana Digital Library

This collaborative archive features photographic treasures from THNOC and other institutions across the state, illustrating topics including decorative arts, architectural history, and free people of color.

Online Resources

Open a portal to the past using THNOC’s online research tools. Browse the Collins C. Diboll Vieux Carré Digital Survey to discover the histories of French Quarter properties, or explore the Lost Friends database of advertisements placed by individuals searching for loved ones lost in slavery.

Research Pathfinders

Go in-depth into some of THNOC’s largest collections. Topics include Tennesse Williams, the Battle of New Orleans, and Germans in Louisiana.

Virtual Reading Room

The physical Reading Room might be closed, but our reference staff is standing by to help! Email your question to and we’ll do our best to help point you in the right direction.


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